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Saturday, August 17 • 8:00am - 9:30am
SESSION 608 - Lets Give 'Em Something to Talk About: Oral History in the Digital Age

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How do diverse institutions cope with preservation and access issues when it comes to oral histories in their collections? The speakers in this lightning session present some answers to that question. Institutions represented include large and small, federal and educational, public and private—with born-digital and digitized oral histories. The variety of projects spans working with students and vendors, diverse interviewees and creators, and digitized versus born-digital material.


Molly Alexander

Archivist, Association of American Medical Colleges

Maija Anderson

Head, Historical Collections & Archives, Oregon Health and Science University
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Natalie Baur

Digital Preservation Librarian, El Colegio de México
Natalie Baur is Digital Preservation Librarian at El Colegio de Mexico and co-founder of Itinerant Archivists. A Fulbright Scholar in 2015-2016, Baur received the SAA's Emerging Leader Award in 2017. She hold an M.A. from the University of Delaware and an M.L.S. from the University... Read More →

Bethany Fiechter

Archivist, DePauw University
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Amanda Focke

Archivist Spec Collection Librarian, Rice University
In my most recent career at Rice University for the past 12 years, I have become increasingly responsible for planning for long-term preservation and access for born digital archives and our digitized objects. Rice's institutional repository runs dSpace software. We feature manus... Read More →
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Bertram Lyons

Archivist, Senior Consultant, AVPreserve
Bertram Lyons, Senior Consultant at AVPreserve, is an archivist with expertise in digital acquisition and digitization. Most recently, Bert has worked with colleagues at the Library of Congress' American Folklife Center (AFC) to develop tools, policies, and partnerships around the development and management of digital collections. During his tenure, AFC has become a leader in digital preservation at the Library of Congress, having built their collection to over 500,000 digital objects and integrated... Read More →
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Natalie Milbrodt

Coordinator, Metadata Services and Director, Queens Memory Project, Queens Public Library
Natalie Milbrodt leads Queens Public Library's Metadata Services division, responsible for cataloging and digitizing the library's collections. She founded the Queens Memory Project, the library's community archiving and oral history program.

Charlie Mutschler

University Archivist, Eastern Washington University
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Genya O'Gara

VIVA Deputy Director, George Mason University
Genya O’Gara is the Associate Director of VIVA, the academic library consortium of Virginia, which represents 72 higher education institutions within the Commonwealth. She received her MSLS from UNC-Chapel Hill, and her BA from the Evergreen State College.

Cyndi Shein

Assistant Archivist, J. Paul Getty Trust
Cyndi Shein is the Assistant Archivist for the J. Paul Getty Trust. She cares for the institutional records and archives of the Trust and the Getty's programs: the Museum, Research Institute, Conservation Institute, and Foundation. She is responsible for analog and electronic materials... Read More →
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Jennifer Snyder

Oral History Archivist, Smithsonian's Archives of American Art
Jennifer Snyder is the Oral History Archivist at the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art where she oversees more than 2,400 interviews. Started in 1958, the Archives’ Oral History Program continues to be an active, successful initiative; it is the largest collection of recordings... Read More →

Rachel Telford

Archivist, The Library of Congress
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Debbie Whalen

Special Collections Librarian, Eastern Kentucky University

Kristi Young

Curator of Folklore Archives, Brigham Young University
Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University

Saturday August 17, 2013 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
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